‘Crossrail 2: Catalyst for Growth in Central London’ is a research report commissioned by the Westminster Property Alliance (CPA), and in association with British Land, Derwent London, Grosvenor and Land Securities. The report makes a series of recommendations which could unlock development whilst being sensitive to the historic fabric of Camden and the City of Westminster and their residential neighbourhoods. The research focuses on how one of the shortest sections of the proposed new line could play a bigger role in funding Crossrail 2. The Victoria-Euston corridor links the West End, the UK’s most economically productive business centre, with Euston.
Crossrail 2 recommends more flexibility over policies involving height and residential use in certain locations. This would help developments come forward that offer world-class placemaking, office, retail and leisure space, as well as the opportunity to improve the public realm in Central London and fund more affordable housing in Inner London.